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Indonesia is set to launch Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway, a multibillion dollar project backed by China that will cut travel between capital Jakarta and  another major city, by hours. The Chinese-made bullet train named "Whoosh" is  built to take more than 600 people to and from Jakarta and Bandung in West Java  in 45 minutes and is part of China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative.

The Indonesian Chinese-language newspaper "Guo Ji Ri Bao" is organizing a cartoon  contest from November to December 2023 collaborating with Kereta Api Cepat  Indonesia China, The Indonesian Cartoonist Federation (Pakarti).


This event is supported by Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in China, China  Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, PT Chinadesk Indonesia Global, Indonesia  Global Law Firm, PT Sinde Budi Sentosa, PT DANATAMA MAKMUR , PT OBOR  SUMBERDAYA NUSANTARA, SAHARA NANA, FKS GROUP, FOBI. House of Cartoon mania (HOCA) and Carma-Cartoon Magazine.

 Creative Direction:

1. The full completion and commissioning of the high-speed railway. It is a great achievement of Indonesia and China's commitment to  cooperation and mutual benefit.

2. The full completion and commissioning of the high-speed railway Widely welcomed by all social circles of Indonesia, by all levels of  government, relevant political parties, the national army and police  system, and etc.

3. The full completion and commissioning of the high-speed railway。Let  the people along the route to travel more convenient, fast, so that life  has a new experience;

The direction of creation is not limited to the above, we look forward  to imagining the colorful Indonesia of "high-speed rail era" through the  lens of cartooning.

4. Target audience Indonesian people, Citizens from other countries and regions who are willing to participate.

 Relevant requirements:

1. Logo (No Logo’s allowed, artist signature only).

Artwork should be Original personal creation, with non-controversial  intellectual property rights, healthy content, clear theme, original story idea,  positive story; no corporate logos, commercial advertisements or exaggerated publicity shall be shown in the drawing.

2. Forms include but not limited to, hand-drawn, digital comics, and other  graphic comics, which can be single-panel comics, four-panel comics.

 Terms & Condition:


2. Category: Cartoon and Comics

3. All professional and amateur artists of any nationality can participate; 04 The size specification is A3 paper size (Portrait or Landscape), manual or  digital. Black White or Full Color. File should be JPG format, Equal to or  larger than 500KB/300 DPI.

5.The submitted works must be accompanied by the respective registration  forms, which must be full and legibly filled out.

6. The works must be submitted until December 7, 2023 and sent to the  following email: xw196111xw@gmail.com

7. The participation in The Whoosh International Cartoon Contest automatically implies the transfer of rights to the publication and  reproduction of the works sent via any medium, within the scope of the  production and dissemination of the Festival. Thus, the act of registering  the submitted work automatically implies the transfer of the respec-tive  reproduction rights for non-commercial purposes.

8. The awarded prizes are as follows:

Cartoon Category

1st = 15 million

2nd = 7.5 million

3rd = 2.5 million

Merit Prize 10 @1 million

Sub Total: 35 million

 Comics Category

1st = 25 million

2nd = 15 million

3rd = 5 million

Merit prize 10 @2 million

Sub Total: 65 million

- Amounts are before taxes.

- Other prizes: Prize certificates for all winners.

9. The Jury's decisions are irrevocable and cannot be subject to any type of appeal or claim.

10. The composition of the jury is made up of invited professionals and elements of the festival's organization.

 Awarding & Exhibition:

1. The organizer, in conjunction with relevant institutions, enterprises and associations as well as judges and award-winning authors, will hold an award ceremony at Halim High Speed Railway Station on Monday, December 18, 2023,  and at the same time hold a roving cartoon exhibition at the four stations of the  Yavan High Speed Railway (tentative).

2. International daily newspapers and other cooperative media will publish the winning cartoons in their newspapers.

3. The winning cartoons will be used for the public service promotion of China High Speed Railway Corporation in Indonesia.